FCP X can’t read RAW files
“Hi there, I have just received my Canon EOS R3 camera which I bought two weeks ago, after I got it I used it to take some landscape photos and recorded a lot of highlights of the concert, and now I need to edit some footages in Final Cut Pro X on Mac, I tried to load the 6K RAW files to FCP X 10.4.9, but every time I always failed, the videos are in RAW format, and it seems not supported by FCP X. Do I need to convert RAW videos to Final Cut Pro X compatible format? How can I import 6K RAW footage to FCP X on macOS 12? Please help me.”
The Canon EOS R3 is the company’s first high-end mirrorless camera designed for sports, wildlife and photojournalism. The Canon EOS R3 with the trinity of lenses. The RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM, the RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM, and the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM. The Canon also offers a range of video functions, although the purpose of the Canon EOS R3 is sports, action, and wildlife photography. Designed and developed with Cinema EOS pairing, the EOS R3 leverages its capabilities of 6K RAW at 60 fps or 4K 120 fps uncropped.
After you got the Canon EOS R3 camera, you may have used it recorded some 6K or 4K precious videos, for most users, they have the need to import recordings into editing programs, do you also have the need to import Canon EOS R3 RAW files to Final Cut Pro X or other software for editing? On the forums, there are a lot of users have encountered the issues to import RAW files to Final Cut Pro X, just like the problem showed above, they can’t import Canon EOS R3 RAW recordings to FCP X on Mac for editing smoothly, what’s the problem? Although Apple claims that FCP X 10.0.6 and above offer native support for Native Redcode RAW format, you may still meet the error messages. It is because EOS R3 recorded RAW files are not supported by FCP X, so you can’t import the videos to FCP X for editing directly, in this case how can we import RAW files to Final Cut Pro X for editing natively? You will need to convert RAW files to FCP X Apple ProRes codec, which is native supported codec of FCP X, and then you can import the converted videos to FCP X for editing natively.
Convert Canon EOS R3 6K RAW to Apple ProRes Losslessly
To convert Canon EOS R3 RAW to Apple ProRes codec for FCP X, you will need an Apple ProRes Converter, here we recommend the best RAW to ProRes converter for you, the program is called Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, with it you can easily convert RAW, AVCHD, MP4, MOV, MXF videos to Final Cut Pro X native supported Apple ProRes codec, besides FCP X, it also has optimized formats for Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, iMovie, Premiere Elements, Blender, Camtasia, etc. now please follow the link below to download and use it.
Free download Acrok Video Converter Ultimate – Best RAW Video Converer
Download, install and run the 6K Video Converter; click "Add file (s)" icon to load your source 6K RAW videos from Canon EOS R3.
Choose output video format
Click "Format" bar and choose "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format for editing Canon EOS R3 6K RAW files in FCP X with natively supported video codec. If you like, you can select "Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov)" too.
Click "Settings" button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels. To get orginal video resoltion, please select "Orginal" in "Resolution" column.
Start video conversion
Hit the "Convert" button, it will start converting Canon EOS R3 RAW to Apple ProRes MOV for importing to FCP X immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click "Open" button to get the generated files for natively editing in FCP X perfectly.